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David Farland's Writing Tips

At MyStoryDoctor.com, Master Author and Teacher David Farland and his team will lead you through the crucial steps to writing a compelling book, from creative concept to strong completion. Have you ever dreamed of writing a novel? The number one reason most people fail to realize their dream is because they don’t know where to start. 

Plots

#WritingTip—Plots A plot doesn’t have to be brilliant for a story to work. It just needs to have some basic components: characters—in conflict and in

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Resolutions

David Farland’s Kick in the Pants—Resolutions I hate the word “resolute.” Whenever I think of it, I think of soldiers circa 1800, marching resolutely into

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7 Considerations for Characters

Characters are important in every story, and we don’t want to create “stick figures” for key characters. Here are seven things to consider when creating

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Considering Your Setting

Real vs. Fictitious Settings In mainstream literature, we typically deal with settings that either already exist or which have existed historically. Thus, when you write

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